Electronic Properties of the 1D Frenkel-Kontorova Model

Peiqing Tong, Baowen Li, Bambi Hu

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The energy spectra and quantum diffusion of an electron in a 1D incommensurate Frenkel-Kontorova model are studied numerically. We found that the spectral and dynamical properties of an electron display quite different behaviors in the invariance circle regime and in the Cantorus regime. In the former case, it is similar to that of the Harper model, whereas in the latter case, it is similar to that of the Fibonacci model. The relationship between spectral and transport properties is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046804
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Early online date14 Jan 2002
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2002

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